By Andrew E. Kersten

ISBN-10: 0742569225

ISBN-13: 9780742569225

Before the emergence of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., there have been a number of key leaders who fought for civil rights within the usa. between them was once A. Philip Randolph, who probably most sensible embodied the hopes, beliefs, and aspirations of black american citizens. Born within the South in the beginning of the Jim Crow period, Randolph used to be through his 30th birthday a chief mover within the circulation to extend civil, social, and monetary rights in the USA. A Socialist and an intensive, Randolph committed his lifestyles to energizing the black lots into collective motion. He effectively prepared the all-black Brotherhood of drowsing motor vehicle Porters and led the March on Washington stream through the moment global battle.

In this attractive new ebook, historian Andrew E. Kersten explores Randolph's major impacts and accomplishments as either a hard work and civil rights chief. Kersten will pay specific cognizance to Randolph's political philosophy, his involvement within the hard work and civil rights pursuits, and his...

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Randolph also became a student at the City College of New York (CUNY), enrolling in courses in history, politics, economics, and philosophy. At the time, CUNY did not charge tuition. As Randolph remarked later, it was the only kind of college he could afford. One of the most important professors he met was the philosopher Morris R. Cohen, who inspired him. To the political left of most of his colleagues, Cohen made his students question an economic system that created both wealth and poverty in America.

Nixon resigned from office. Randolph’s life ended in an age that to many Americans now seems alien. As historians say, the past has a way of becoming a foreign country. And thus except in academic and some other circles, Americans generally have forgotten Randolph. There is no A. Philip Randolph Day as there is for other civil rights leaders or famous politicians. But Randolph’s life is worth remembering, pondering, and interpreting. He was a political radical, a civil rights activist, a labor leader, and an advocate for progressive change in the United States.

Philip Randolph, ca. 1911, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, A. Philip Randolph Papers, LCPP0038-43631. In Harlem, Randolph was also close to Du Bois, his idol. Randolph also knew that something special was happening there. He had kept track of fellow black Jacksonvillians—and soon-to-be intellectual and cultural luminaries—the brothers J. Rosamond and James Weldon Johnson, who had preceded Randolph by a few years. The Johnson men had made names for themselves in quick order. James Weldon Johnson was a brilliant and influential writer and literary critic, and J.

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